Friday, February 27, 2009


Ok ladies (and Gents?)
Here is the Pinapple upside down cake recipe!
It is from a very very old cookbook mind you, but it is the very best I have ever had!

You do need an iron skillet :) Or a pan that can be heated on the stove top and then baked in the oven.

1/3 cup of real butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts or none if thats how you want)
8 slices of drained pinapple rings

Melt butter in the iron skillet, then add the brown sugar. Mix it until the brown sugar and butter have melted together. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the nuts into the syrup. Arrange the pinapple slices over the nuts. Set it on the back burner, and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Next get the big bowl and mixer out.
1 cup of sifted cake flour (I use self rise, it works fine) but make sure you do sift it!
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 eggs, seperated
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Sift the flower with the baking powder. Beat the egg yolks until light, add the cooled melted butter, vanilla and mix together

Sift the sugar, beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff. Gradually add the sugar a spoon at a time to the beaten egg whites. Beating well after each addition. Fold in the egg yolk mixture, then fold in the flour about 1/4 c at a time and mix very well.

Pour batter over the pinapple rings in the iron skillet and put in the oven to bake for 30 minutes. Check it to see if its lightly browned on top.

Insert a knife on the outside edge of the pan (careful pans hot!) to loosen the cake away from the pan.

Next put a large plate or platter over the top of the pan, and turn the hot skillet onto the plate. Taking care to center the pan onto the plate because the brown sugar mixture will drizzle down the sides.

Leave the hot pan on the cake plate for about 10 minutes to get all the yummy gooey sticky sweet stuff out of the pan and onto the cake.
Then remove the pan and lick it while you are waiting for the cake to cool off enough to eat!

We usually cant wait, so we are eating it within 30 minutes of removing the pan, and its WONDERFUL when it is still warm!

See Pics below! I am typing this, I have one in the oven baking!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Its Febuary Already!

LAST Week, I had a nasty bad craving for the old fashioned home made Pineapple upside down cake. Here is pictures of the process. Using a iron skillet, mix up the sugars, heat til melted with butter, then lay pinapple in, pour batter over and bake.

Afterwards, turn pan onto plate and let all the warm sugars drip all over the cake. About an hour later take a nife to it and EAT! EAT More! ENJOY!

Cant you just SMELL that wonderfullness???? Its killing me to Post about it. I just might have to go make another one! hehehe

a week ago, I had a group UFO day, where a bunch of us picked a UFO (un finished object) and worked on that quilt for the day. We posted emails every 2 hours for progress reports. We had a gal in Africa, a gal in Germany and Many of us in the USA participating. It was great fun!
My UFO was this jewelbox. I made it as a class sample 10 years ago. Never got any sign ups for the class and the store let me keep the sample. I LOVE that top! But it never was finished because I wanted to actually make it bigger to fit my queen bed.

I spent all day on UFO Day making half a million 4 patches. Had to press all the scraps first because they have been stored in a case for most of that 10 year span. Plus I had to wash 1 yard of the cobalt blue, I had purchased at a later time to make the larger border but then forgot to wash it! Silly me huh.

Originally I was going to put white strips in between the pianos and the 4 patches. But after review, and taking the photo to the UFO group, we all agreed that the darker colors would work much better, and Good thing because Hubby said so too!

Heres a flannel scrap blankie I made for my oldest Chihuahua. Hes a smooth coat, meaning he has very little fur and is VERY Cold in the winter months. Hes 8 years old and its starting to affect his agility. I will often find him burrowed deep inside somebody's coat or my own couch throw, wadded up into a ball with him deep inside the middle of it.

This is project I want GONE!!! I tried to sell it on Ebay for 25 dollars. there are 20 blocks and they all measure 9 1/2 inches each. It even comes with a couple left over fat quarters of coordinating prints. DO you like it? You want it? EMAIL Me! I just want to recoup the cost of fabrics invested, and you get a nearly finished quilt out of the deal!
Thats all for now Folks!